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Hamilton Zoo

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Address: 183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
Phone Number:
6478386720
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic...

The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings

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Great zoo

Friendly staff, beautiful setup, great playground for the kids. Take a picnic and make the most of it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
KiwisonaJourney
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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff, beautiful setup, great playground for the kids. Take a picnic and make the most of it.

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Thank KiwisonaJourney
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a great zoo and I love the variety of animals who have huge, spacious enclosures. My favourite would have to be the chimpanzees though, worth a visit just to see them. There's a cafe on site but we always take a picnic and there are heaps of spots all over the zoo to do this.

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Thank Margie G
Feilding, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great zoo, well worth a visit! Reasonably priced and the fact that under 3s are free shows how committed they are to the family experience. Well maintained, not overly commercial and super friendly staff. The food in the cafeteria is now 100 times better and reasonably priced as well!

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Thank MattMel2011
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not wanting to spend hours in the car, we decided to revisit our youth & go to the zoo, so pleased we did !!! We took the advice of the helpful guy at the pay desk & walked anticlockwise around the zoo, which took you to the larger animals first. The set up of the zoo enabled you to be... More 

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Thank franahockley
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun for all the family, well laid out and reasonably priced. Our family all enjoyed themselves, and we will be back.

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Thank Pixie M
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps a poorer cousin to the Auckland zoo, but still worth the visit. Rhinos, tiger, giraffes, chimps, and spider monkeys are the 'headline' animals with the usual pigs, zebra, alpacas, etc as well. Worth a day trip but bring your own picnic as the food options aren't good.

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Thank krise582
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit ! Great layout that loops around making it easy to see all the animals on show. Large amount of Rhinos, even a baby one. Adorable baby chimpanzee and witnessed one of the chimps coming up to the window interacting with a toddler. Some of the enclosures need updating tho. Helpful & knowledgeable staff through your the zoo.

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Thank IMOGEN P
Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good size zoo: not too big, not too small. Nice place to spend time with kids. Quite easy to walk around.

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Thank Psusist
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much work had been done to improve this zoo it is a pleasure to visit. Our 10 year old enjoyed her visit. We spent 3 hours and found it educational and entertaining. The cafe served good food. staff were very informative, friendly and helpful. We will revisit in the future.

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Thank Reretro
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove down from Auckland to Hamilton to visit the zoo and it definitely did not disappoint. The weather was pretty average with constant rain but even that didn't stop the fun (also because they had ponchos at the entrance for purchase). The zoo is well set out, clean and allowed us to get very close to the animals. Having been... More 

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